Lonely Planet to publish ‘The Cities Book: A Journey Through the Best Cities in the World’

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Lonely Planet to publish ‘The Cities Book: A Journey Through the Best Cities in the World’

Image: Village in Mosquito Valley, Nuuk, Greenland, during winter

This month, Lonely Planet are set to release a brand new edition of their internationally bestselling The Cities Book: A Journey Through the Best Cities in the World, due for publication on 15 October, 2017.



From Abu Dhabi to Zanzibar, via Baku, Gonder and Ulaanbaatar, the encylopedic hardback tome explores 200 of the world’s most dynamic cities with insight and inspiration, illustrated with 750 awe-inspiring photographs.


Po-i-Kalyan Islamic monument in Bukhara, Uzbekistan


With The Cities Book, readers will learn what’s at the heart of each city, with essential information, background and planning advice, including its anatomy and people, best time to go, imports and exports, as well as its strengths and weaknesses; movies it’s been featured in; where to shop, experience nightlife, watch shows and more.


Bay of Kotor


In the introduction, Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler reveals his top 10 of cities that have most intrigued him. To get travellers inspired, the book also includes top five best cities for bookworms, LGBT travelers, skylines, art galleries, coffee, museums, accessibility, cycling, architecture, wine, music and more.


Ancient pavilion of Hangzhou west lake at dusk, in China


The Cities Book is a world tour from city to city, coast to coast, spanning the globe from cities located at the southernmost tip of South America (Ushuaia) to the remote country of Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar), creating a rich tapestry of cultures, sights and community.

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